A hair routine that has me totally hooked is a warm oil hair massage. The massage does wonders not just for my hair but for the rest of me too. I love surrendering my mane to the hands of the hair salon expert who weaves her magic into about 20 minutes of hair massage with warm oil.
With the slow sure touch on the scalp, you can feel your stresses slowly ebb away. The hair massage usually extends to the neck and upper back. To feel the warm oil seeping into the scalp, the pressure on the hairline and at the nape of the neck and the gentle pull on the hair roots lulls me into a peaceful state.
Benefits of hair oil massage are manifold:
• Instant revving up of the blood and lymphatic circulation
• Relief from stress and often headaches and migraine too
• Boost in circulation helps hair follicles thereby promoting hair growth
• Hair is conditioned and therefore more manageable
• Dry and damaged hair respond well to regular hair oil massage treatments
Choosing the oil for hair massage is based on individual choice, from the heavier almond or olive oil to herb-infused coconut oil. For ages, warm oil has been used in India for massaging the hair and body. Hair oil is infused with herbs and hibiscus flowers to promote healthy hair.
If you do not have the time for a leisurely hair massage at the salon, why not try one yourself at home. Doesn’t promise to be the real thing but nevertheless it sure does good! Take some oil in a bowl and place it in a pan of hot water. When it is comfortably warm to the touch, you can apply the oil to different areas of your scalp with a small wad of cotton. Part your hair so as to work it into all parts of the scalp. Then work it in with the fingers using slow circular movements. Continue this for a few minutes or as long as you can manage it without your arms screaming for help. Dip a towel in hot water, wring it out and wrap it round your head.
Whilst on hair oil massages and caring for hair and you, read up what we researched on these topic:
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